Right-Size the Information Governance Program
Stop viewing information governance as a separate project and incorporate it into the requirements gathering for business initiatives.
A lack of information governance results in:
- The absence of storage control due to incomplete or non-existent disposable policies
- The unnecessary risk of a long and expensive eDiscovery process
- Unexpected cost overruns for application implementation projects due to unclear information requirements
A right-sized information governance program results in:
- A clear management strategy for documents, images, and spreadsheets that gives a predictable storage growth
- Streamlined eDiscovery that can be handled by the legal or compliance office
- A defined value for information sources that allows logical and transparent disposition rules
- Clear business requirements for application upgrade or purchases
Module 1: Select the appropriate information governance framework
- Identify key drivers of your information governance needs.
- Evaluate the current data and usage policies.
Key Benefits Achieved
- A single framework that includes metrics for valuation of information as a business asset.
- Defined risk profile and the best practice policies that are associated with that profile.
|1.1||Define the current regulations||
|1.2||Map the gaps in your current policies and rules||
|1.3||Identify departments or user groups that will see value in information governance||
Module 2: Create and prioritize the business initiatives backlog
- Define the current business initiatives that IT is involved with implementing.
- Evaluate information sources associated with those initiatives.
- Build a set of metrics for evaluation and long-term assessment of information governance.
Key Benefits Achieved
- A list of all potential information sources that should have tighter use and retention policies.
- An information source to start with that has business buy-in.
|2.1||Define the key use case for archiving||
|2.2||Evaluate information sources||
|2.3||Build a set of metrics for evaluating and assessing information governance long term||
|2.4||Build a prioritized list of information governance projects||
|2.5||Build a communication plan for business users||